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SAN FRANCISCO—Performing Visible Resilience

May 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO—Performing Visible Resilience is an interdisciplinary showcase that features original personal narrative stories from LGBTQ Asian Pacific American artists through the Resilience Archives. We connect personal histories to broader movement history on stage filled with South Asian, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, East Asian, transgender, mixed race, and intergenerational performers. On the walls are large scale intimate portraits of the national Queer Trans APA community curated from twelve years of work from the Visibility Project. Two projects. Two community archives. One event.

Queer Trans Asian Pacific Americans have often been ignored, disenfranchised, and silenced. The Resilience Archives provides a platform for queer and trans Asian Pacific Americans to share their stories and shift this dynamic.We live in a moment saturated with self-portraiture. We document and curate our own public presence at a pace and a scale for which there is no precedent in human history, images exchanged virtually and instantaneously within our self-selected social networks. But the photographic portraits like those in the Visibility Project and stories told through the Resilience Archives stand apart, promising something meaningfully different.

Friday, May 31, 2019
Reception: 6–9 pm
Performances: 7 pm

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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This event is ADA Accessible. We have limited seating. Priority will be given to elders, folx with disabilities, and a scent free seats will be available. We are doing our best to create a fragrance free space. Please help us!

Presented by California Institute of Integral Studies, National Queer Arts Festival 2019, and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, United States of Asian America Festival.

This event is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.


California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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